Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin` Cajuns vs. New Mexico State Aggies Pick-Odds-Prediction - 11/2/13
New Mexico State Aggies (1-7) at Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin` Cajuns (5-2)
NCAAF Football: Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 5:00 pm (Cajun Field)
The Line: Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin` Cajuns -27 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The New Mexico State Aggies travel to Cajun Stadium to face the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns.
The season has gotten away from New Mexico State at 1-7 despite picking up their first win with a 34-29 victory over sub division Abilene Christian. ACU out gained the Aggies 574-469 as the defense continueds to have problems in a mistake filled contest where both teams combined for 17 penalties and five turnovers. NMSU did have the ability to both run and throw with 224 rushing yards and five yard average with Germi Morrison rambling for 146 yards on 28 carries and a pair of touchdowns. Andrew McDonald added another 57 yards but did most of his damage in the air where he completed 23-30 for 224 yards with a touchdown and a pair of interceptions with Austin Franklin hauling down eleven passes for 122 yards.
After opening the season 0-2 Louisiana-Lafayette has run off five consecutive victories following a 23-7 win at Sun Belt rival Arkansas State. The Ragin' Cajuns moved the chains well over the first 30 minutes where they took a 20-7 lead in to the break before turning things over to their defense who was dominant. ULL won the yardage battle 470-168 with the Red Wolves held to only ten first downs. The ground game was the story of the offense with 265 yards behind the two pronged efforts of Elijah McGuire (10-110) and Alonzo Harris who was the work horse with 105 yards on 29 totes with a pair of scoring jaunts. Terrance Broadway managed the game well as he completed 18-28 for 205 yards with a pick which was over kill with the Red Wolves unable to sustain drives and punting six times.
If we see the same Louisiana-Lafayette we saw against Arkansas State I would be hard pressed to back New Mexico State. Just a ton of points but I am backing the Ragin' Cajuns potential...